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How to avoid back problems when running??
lhb2278 posted:
What is usually best for avoiding back pain when running? I usually wear a back ankle brace, but not really feeling in different after about a week!!
bj1208 responded:
Hi and welcome to the support group

this would be answered by your spine specialist or pain specialist as they know your spine issues. They may refer you to see a physical therapist which they would be the best ay showing you proper ways to exercise.

those of us on this support group have severe chronic pains and are not in a position to let you know this.

hope this helps
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trs1960 responded:
Uh umm...riding a bike? Running creates impact. It's hard on the knees and spine. If you have significant spine problems running may become something you used to do. For example if you have a herniated disc at T12/L1, running will continue to pound the nucleus pulposus out through the tear in the disc annulus until you are hitting the two discs bone on bone and perhaps impinging or even severing the nerves exiting that level?

Not something I would take casual advice from the internet for. You may work through it or you may put yourself in a wheel chair? We can't tell.

I suggest professional medical advice for this.

olvedae responded:
As the two before me have said, of course professional medical advice would be your best option. Until you see a doctor, I'd say it probably be a good idea to keep active by walking instead of running and perhaps bicycling.

Good luck!

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